Our bedtime routine got slightly messed up, and I think Bean assumed I wasn't going to be in to snuggle him. So when I opened his door he gasped and said, "yay yay yay!"
Me: "I'm here to snuggle you."
B: "And talk to me?!?"
Me: "Yes. Snuggle and talk."
B: "What do you want to talk about?"
Me: "Hm. I dont know."
B: "Well we pretty much always talk about what I want to talk about, so what would you like to talk about tonight?" (How cool is this?!?)
First we talked a little bit about his upcoming birthday, birthday party, and who to invite - this is a little bit sticky. He has his own opinions, and they aren't necessarily entirely inclusive.
Then later I asked him what he learned about Black History Month and Martin Luther King at school yesterday (they did an "I have a dream" craft, and I was curious as to what stuck.)
He and Matt have been reading a book in which some character (who we'll call A because I'm not sure of the whole name) has a medallion that makes dreams come true...
Me: "So what do you remember about Martin Luther King? I saw you did something about 'I have a dream.'"
B: "Oh yeah. He had a dream that everyone would get along. And it came true! Like with A's medallion!"
Me: "Oh really? So that came true?"
B: "Uh huh! He had a dream that everyone would get along, and it came true!"
B: "...did he have a sword or a shield or anything?"
B: "Well then...what did he have."
Me: "A dream."